1. exaggerate one's acting

Similar word(s): ham, overact

Definition categories: creation, act, play, playact, roleplay

Sentences with overplay as a verb:

- When Chris overacted his part again, the director warned that anyone overplaying would be barred from the next production

- Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.

- Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed.

- The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.